She may have ruled over competition last week with her 9th #1 album, ‘Madame X’ (click here to read more), but this week Queen of Pop Madonna suffered a royal disappointment after peruse of the Billboard 200 saw her drop over 70 rungs from the chart’s perch.
Topping the tally thanks to a merchandise/ticket bundle deal that saw fans in line to purchase tickets of her highly anticipated ‘Madame X’ tour also get a free copy of the album, the move gave her just the edge she needed to outpace Bruce Springsteen for the top position. Fast forward to this week, however, Springsteen – who suffered quite the drop himself – still managed to stay in the top 30.
Madge on the other hand…
Billboard 200 This Week
Although the fate of ‘X’ is similar to that of Madge’s last few albums, it certainly stands as the most extreme instance in her career to date. And, while it is the largest fall from #1 among female acts, reports have it the drop comes as the fourth largest in history:
The record for the farthest fall from No. 1 is still held by Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not for Sale, which once returned to the peak position for a single frame and then almost disappeared off the Billboard 200 entirely, crashing to No. 169. In second place on the list of the largest tumbles is Brand New’s Science Fiction, which almost became the first title to dip outside the top 100 in just its second frame, declining from No. 1 to No. 97 in one turn. In third place is last year’s Iridescence by Brockhampton, which slipped from first place to eighty-eighth. [source]